The Suburb Within

Pekka Sassi

experimental film

year: 2009

format: Beta SP
duration: 11'30"

production: Pekka Sassi
distribution: Bonobostudio

Country of production: Finland


More About the Film

original title: Sisäinen lähiö

scriptwriter, director, composer: Pekka Sassi

A film about communication, narration and presence. 

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called present.”

Pekka Sassi (1969) lives and works in Helsinki.  He received his MA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Media Studies in 2000. His works include installations, music, sound pieces and experimental short films which have been presented at solo and group exhibitions, as well as at film festivals worldwide such as Rotterdam, Cannes, EMAF, Tampere and Hamburg.

Selected filmography

Alfa Ursa Minor; The Duplicate; Correct (2001), Wave; Traffic Magnifique; Transmission (2002), Line Fill; Plankin Vakio; High Tide Island (2003), On Message (2006), Turning Green; 6778; Atari (2007); The Suburb Within (2009)


EMAF Award (EMAF 2010)

Festivals +

25 FPS International Experimental Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia (22/9-27/9/2009)
CURTA CINEMA International Short Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro (30/10-8/11/2009)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (27/1-7/2/2010)
Tampere Film Festival, Finland (10/3-14/3/2010)
Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands (17/3-21/3/2010)
EMAF - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany (21/4 -25/4/2010)
VideoEx Festival, Zurich (22/5-30/5/2010)
Videofestival Bochum, Germany (10/6-12/6/2010)
International Bunker Film Festival, Ventimiglia, Italy (22/7-26/7/2010)
Expresion En Corto International Film Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico (23/7-1/8/2010)
Odense International Film Festival, Denmark (23/8-28/8/2010)
Werkleitz Festival “Angst hat grosse Augen”, Halle/Salle, Germany (12/10-17/10/2010)
Impakt Open Air, Utrecht, Netherlands (21/8-11/9/2010)
Cortoportere Short Film Festival, Bergamo, Italy (24/10-31/10/2010)
Anilogue International Animation Film Festival, Budapest/Vienna (24/11-2/12/2010)
Festival Tous Courts, Aix en Provence, France (29/11-4/12/2010)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter (20/1-23/1/2011)
transmediale, Berlin (1/2-6/2/2011)
Image Forum Festival, Japan, April - June 2012